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Krewe of OAK's Mid Summer Mardi Gras (Photos)

In their annual refusal to let frivolous calendars prevent the spread of Mardi Gras cheer, the Krewe of Oak spearheaded a commemoration open to one and all of the halfway point between annual carnivals on Saturday. Though usually held the last weekend of August, the 31st annual Mid Summer Mardi Gras rolled through the city a bit early to align with the solar eclipse. For the uninitiated, the uptown parade is like a warm weather taste of Carnival except a bit more outrageous—literally. This year's theme was "Dirty One XXXI Coming In Hot." Scroll on for Brandon Robert's photos from the event. 

Stoked for OAK: Mid-Summer Mardi Gras Ready to Roll

Ready to let loose after a week of #K10 saturation? The Krewe of O.A.K. is set to roll their annual Mid-Summer Mardi Gras on Saturday (8.29). For the uninitiated, the uptown parade is like a warm weather taste of Carnival except a bit more outrageous—literally.

Today in NOLA: 2.13.15

Parades Hermes, Krewe D'Etat, and Morpheus ride Uptown, with an underground Krewe of Oak to pub crawl along Oak Street. Music is abundant this evening. Catch Anders at Tip's or Three Chiefs at The Joy Theater. The Krewe de Lune Space Ball takes flight at The New Orleans Healing Center, and more! On this day in 1872, the first Rex parade rolled. Now, more info on Carnival musings tonight. 

Uptown Gets Keen on Green

ZomBeads to Debut Eco-Friendly Throws at MidSummer Mardi Gras

ZomBeads are rising at Midsummer Mardi Gras this year. The creators of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade’s locally sourced, sustainable parade throws will debut their 2015 line with the Krewe of OAK this Saturday evening.

"Outrageous And Kinky"

Uptown Hosts MidSummer Mardi Gras Again This Weekend

August in New Orleans: a heat index of Amazonian proportions, a lack of ability to move due to said climate, closed restaurants, and…Carnival? Heat and humidity aside, this weekend’s Mid Summer Mardi Gras plans to be one hell of a party. The uptown parade and party will roll out their annual debauchery on Saturday (8.23) night.

Today in New Orleans 8.31.13

This Saturday offers a number of ways to get into trouble as August becomes September, including a chance to help NOLA schools, the potential for all day brass, and some medicine to help with your ever-worsening Mardi Gras withdrawal. On this day in 1922, the New Orleans Rhythm Kings recorded "Tiger Rag." Now, more to do this Saturday. 

If It Ain't OAK...

Midsummer Mardi Gras Returns with New Mission for James Bondage

Updated 4:15 p.m.

The Outrageous and Kinky is set to prevail for another year around the Riverbend. This year, the star will be Bondage, James Bondage.

The Wig Leagues

Costume Tips from the Pros for Mid Summer Mardi Gras

Mid Summer Mardi Gras offers the same spirit of revelry people expect from Mardi Gras with a bit of a temperature change. NoDef visited Uptown’s top costume stops, Funky Monkey and Uptown Costume and Dancewear, to get tips on how to avoid being bogged down, while dressed up.

Midsummer Mardi Gras Goes Motorboatin' Saturday

by Mary-Devon Dupuy

It's nearly time for the Krewe of O.A.K. to put its nose in the water, or...other places. The 26th Midsummer Mardi Gras, the annual event that offers New Orleanians a temporary fix for their Fat Tuesday withdrawals rolls Saturday night through Carrollton. The block-party-parade hybrid is coming to the Carrolton area with the same hand-pulled floats, outrageous outfits, and local krewes. This year’s theme is “Motorboatin’ on Oak,” and, as always, costumes are “STRONGLY encouraged.”

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